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Replace tail light bulbs on a Dodge Grand Caravan.

Replacing Tail Lights On A
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan

Also Covers Removing and Replacing Turn Signal and Backup Light Bulbs

(Covers Model Years 2001 to 2008)

In This Article:

The tail light assembly is removed, the wiring is disconnected, and the burned out bulb is removed.

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Skill Level: 2 (Basic)

Time Taken: About 15 Minutes

By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body Technician

Start:

To remove this 2002 Grand Caravan tail lamp assembly I opened the rear hatch to gain access to the mounting panel.  

Replacing taillight bulbs on a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan minivan.

 

Removing tail light assembly on Dodge minivan.

The tail light assembly on this model was attached by plastic clips.

Some models use screws to secure the red plastic light housing.

 

I used a tack puller and lifted the center out of the clip. Then I pried out the base. Plastic fastener clips for tail light housing, Chrysler minivans.

 

Plastic fasteners used on Dodge and Chrysler cars. View of plastic clips removed.

 

When I pulled the lens out, the wire harness and connector was exposed. Removing tail light housing from Dodge Caravan minivan.

 

Unlocking electrical connector on tail light assembly, Dodge minivan. Using the end of the tack puller, I pushed out the red lock tab on the wire connector.

 

Now that the connector was unlocked I was able to push down on the release tab and pull the connector out. Releasing electrical connector on tail light.

 

Releasing lock tabs on tail light bulbs, Dodge Caravan. I used a flat screwdriver to push in on the end tabs of the bulb socket

 

After the socket was removed, I was able to pull the bulb straight out of the tail light assembly.

This is a #3157 clear bulb.

Tail light bulb in socket, Dodge Caravan.

 

Installing new tail light or turn signal bulb, Chrysler minivan. To replace the socket I just pushed it in and the tabs held the bulb socket in place.

 

More Info:

Tools Used:

  • Tack Puller
  • Flat Screwdriver

Materials Used:

  • #3157 Bulb Clear

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Written October 8, 2009